Monday, April 25, 2011

'Mail' Haul

Happy Monday to all! Sure hope this finds you all doing well and I also hope everyone had a fAbUlOuS Easter Sunday! I had a wonderful time with my kiddos, mom, and younger brother (hubby is away for work & my dad is in Iraq). I don't have a card to post today, but I do have a quick video for ya'll to see, featuring all my new goodies! :) Have a wonderful night and I hope ya'll enjoy the video! And for all of you ordering your E2's tonight....CONGRATS!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

WoW! A 2nd Cricut Expression 2 GiVeAwAy!

Head on over to Every Day Cricut for yet another chance to win a new Cricut Anniversary Expression 2!!!   

Friday, April 22, 2011

Cricut Expression 2 Giveaway @ My Pink Stamper

Hurry on over to My Pink Stamper to enter into one of the most fAbUlOuS giveaways!  PC has generously donated a brand new Cricut Expression 2 for Robyn to give away on her blog!  Click below for your chance to win!

My Pink Stamper

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I've Got 3 For You Today! :)

Good evening to all!  Whew, the weather here has been insane!  Weather just always seems to boggle my mind. Yesterday we broke a record for heat on that particular day (almost hit triple digits!) in April!!! .... and the high for today was only 70 and cLoUdY!  What is going on?!?!  So hot yesterday and today I am back with the long sleeves....I just don't get it! :)  Anyhoo.... I definitely got some craftin' done today.... I was able to throw together a total of three cards.  I still have about 4 more challenge projects to complete.... we'll see how that goes!  The first card was entered into The Outlawz Sketch Challenge (4/20).  This is the sketch we worked with:

and this is what I came up with:

The following two cards I just made for fun... I've been having a blast playing with my copics! Hope ya'll are having a fAbUlOuS Wednesday evening!  Now I will go enjoy more time with the hubs.... should be leaving town again for work within the next few days. :`(  

Here are the cards:

This card was entered into The Outlawz  'Greeting Challenge April 18' .  Guidelines for the challenge:  Easter or Spring Colors!

Monday, April 18, 2011

SnEaKiNg in a Monday Morning Craft Haul Post! ;)

Hello again!  Shhhh, I'm just sneaking in a quick post before the hubs arrives (any moment now!).  While running errands this morning and having lunch with my mother, I decided to make a quick stop at my local Hobby Lobby.... just to take a peek... and boy did they have some good sales going on! :D  Yuppers!  Decided to grab a few things here and there and figured I'd give ya'll a peek at my 'little' Monday splurge!  hehe!  Here is what I picked up....

  • a few Prismacolor Pencils
  • a couple of Copics I needed for my second online class
  • zip dry glue 
  • sharpener for my Prisma's
  • distress ink for a challenge
  • new daubers
  • new little easels for my cards (which I will be painting)
  • some shimmer spray
  • a few new blending stumps
  • an 'Easter' stamp
  • sponge dabber
  • and two small paper packs (Sweet Pea & Birthday Extravaganza) which were only $4.50 each after the discount! :)  the paper in these packs are to die for!

Happiest Monday to All My Peeps! :)

It's a HaPpY Monday here at the Childress household!  After being away on a rig for work for 3 weeks now.... the hubby is FiNaLlY on his way home!  wOoT WoOt!  Can ya'll tell that I'm in a fAbUlOuS mood?!?!  ;)  He should be here in about 5 hours, so that means I need to be off of this computer, away from my crafting area, and getting chores and errands done!  I had so much crafting planned for today for numerous challenges.... I'll just some major catching up to do!  For now I leave you with this great deal from All That Scraps with 15% off the total by using the coupon code 'store'!  I personally lOvE all of their stamps, especially their digi's!  Okay, okay.... have a fAbUlOuS day!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Palm Sunday!

Hello to all my fellow bloggers!  The weather is bEaUTiFuL here in TX today, but unfortunately, I am not feeling my best. :(  I am dealing with another spell of vertigo, not as bad this time, but still just as aggravating!  I feel alright as long as I am sitting.  So, I took advantage of that and just sat at my craft table and made a card for a challenge!  :)  The following card was entered into The Outlawz Color Challenge 4/12.  Enjoy & I hope this finds you all having a fAbUlOuS Sunday!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lovin' My Copics!

Finally, I am NOT afraid to use these babies!  Here is another card colored with my copics!  The digi stamp is "Molly's Tulips" from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps (I just love their digi's!).  Again, I used all papers from my scrap stash.  So proud of myself!  And of course, I had to bling it up with lots of sTiCkLeS!  I think I have a serious addiction to sTiCkLeS!  Well, enjoy.... and as always, thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

This card was entered into the following challenges:
The Outlawz 'Sketch Challenge 4/13'


Happy fAbUlOuS Friday!  Wow, we've got some crazy wind here in Fort Worth today, part of my mother's fence next door has already been knocked down!  It's scary being out there, never know if something's gonna fly at you and hit you!  I just hope all of you are having better weather than we are here.... as dry as it is here now, and with these high winds... there are fires starting up all over the place.  Anyhoo, I have spent my day indoors so far...  doing a little crafting!  YAY!  I'll probably have a few posts today seeing that I'm on my third creation already!  All of my cards today have been made with nothing but scraps (trying to empty out the 'scrap box' a bit)!  :)  The following card was made using the Peek-a-boo Sophie digi stamp from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps.  I also colored her with my Copics while taking my online Copics 1 class.  Not too shabby, if I say so myself!  :)  Enjoy and stay tuned for more!

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge

Thursday, April 14, 2011

MEGA Candy Giveaway!

Hop on over to Angelwood's Crafting Corner to enter her fAbuLoUs giveaway.... there are actually 3!  Here's a sneak peek of it:

Click on the photo to see the rest of her goodies!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Let's Keep It Clean & Simple ;)

Just a quick post with a card I entered into The Outlawz 'CAS (Clean & Simple) Challenge'.  Enjoy & goodnight to all...jEnNiE's hitting the sack early tonight!  :)

YAY! Completed Online Copics Class & New Card!

Happy Hump Day to all my cyber friends!  *Wow, Ms. Jennie here was quite busy yesterday!*  I spent the day completing my online Copics 'Beginner 1' class with Suzanne Dean!  I am so uberly excited about this and have learned SO much in just a couple of days!  I am NO longer afraid to use my copics now (they've been sitting in a drawer since I purchased them) and am having a bLaSt coloring with them!  I still have lots of practicing to do, but at least I'm USING them.  Suzanne's class is FILLED with information and she'll have you coloring in no time.  I can't wait to move on to her next class.  Sorry, had to get all of that excitement out of my system! :)

Now, the card that I have posted below is a first for me in several ways.... one being that a ACTUALLY used my copics. :)  It is also my first easel card and I had so much fun putting it together.  The sentiment is also a first for me.... I created it using Photoshop.  *Ahhhh, Jennie is on a major learning streak here!*  I have also posted some photos of stamps that I colored yesterday with my COPICS!  For the rest of the week I have the privilege of using these on my cards! wOoT WoOt!  So stay tuned for that!  I hope that you all have a mArVeLoUs day!  Enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Good morning and Happy MOnday to all (I hope)!  Things are moving smoothly here in the Childress household on this fAbUlOuS Monday morning.... even though we had some intense thunderstorms throughout the night and I didn't sleep much!  Ok, ok.... let's get on to the winner...shall we?!?!  The winner of my very first giveaway according to is..........

#9-  Tabitha
who said:
"Added your button to my blog. Thanks for another chance to win.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com"

CONGRATS to Tabitha for winning my fAbUlOuS candy!  Please email me your address so that I can get this out to you ASAP!  Thank you.... AGAIN.... to all who became followers and entered this giveaway, it was so much fun!  Therefore, I plan on having another giveaway very soon.... so stay tuned!  Now get to scrappin' people!  :)  Toodles!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Outlawz 'Sketch Challenge' & SSC 'Cricut Corner Challenge' Entry

Hello again.  Forgot to post yet another Easter card!  Don't you just love putting together Spring/Easter cards?!?!  I sure do... I just love the pastels, bunnies, flowers, butterflies.... they all just scream sPriNg.... and I am a HUGE fan of spring!  This card was made simply using the Storytime (butterfly corners, frames, and tag) and Gypsy Wanderings (bunny with shadow feature) cartridges, my Gypsy, and an inspirational sketch from The Outlawz 'Sketch Challenge'.  Enjoy!  

This card was entered in the following challenges:

Happy End of the Weekend to All! :'(

Happy Sunday to all my fellow bloggers and followers!  First things first, don't forget to enter my giveaway here.... you have until midnight CST.  I will draw a winner first thing tomorrow morning!  YAY!  Again, thank you all for helping me reach my goal and for becoming followers of my blog!

I have listed a card below that I made last night/early this morning.  I've been practicing coloring with my Prismacolor's while also taking an online Copics class! :)  What can I say, I want to learn it ALL and be able to incorporate as much of it as possible into my card creations.  Well, here it is.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!  Toodles!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

My Scrappin' Space

Hello friends!  Had a busy day with housework today and was also able to tidy up my scrappin' space.  Hoping to get some projects done tonight since I get to sleep in tomorrow.  :) I always love seeing photos of other scrapper's craft rooms and work spaces....soooo.... I am sharing a photo below of my workspace along with a few of my fave's.  I do all of my scrapping and creating in a small area of my family room. :) I do this even though I have a nice spacey office that hardly gets used and could EASILY be turned into a sWeEt craft room.  But here's the thing, the office is located on the other side of the house and I just lOvE to be where my kiddos are!  And since they spend 90% of their time in our family room when they are home, that is where I set up shop!  It works out great for me because I can be with my family as I work on projects.  I have thought about turning the office into my craft room, but for now, the comfort of my family room works for me!  :) Enjoy!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Least Favorite :(

Happy Happy fRiDaY!  Didn't do too much today, decided to be lazy.  But, I did have to make a card for my daughter's friend, who's birthday is tomorrow.  So, here it is, listed below.  This has probably got to be one of my least favorite cards.  I don't know what it is... color choices, the fact that I rushed through it a little...I don't know.... it just seems all wrong and I am not too pleased with it! :(

YAY! I Have Reached My Goal! (◕‿◕)

,.-~.¸*  Good morning to all!  What a gReAt way to start off this beautiful Friday morning!  Logged into my blog and to my surprise.... I have reached 101 followers!  wOoT WoOt!  I want to thank all of you that have become followers of my blog.  I am so incredibly fortunate to have all of you amazing people as my followers.  I learn something everyday and get so much inspiration from vising all of your blogs.  And I absolutely love to read each and every comment you all leave!  You definitely keep my creative juices flowing!     I am so glad to have stumbled upon the world of blogging.... you all are just InCrEdIbLe!  I will be drawing the winner bright and early Monday morning!  Again, thank you & welcome to my blog... I hope you all enjoy my creations and I hope that I can send a little inspiration your way as you have all done with me!  Have a fAbUlOuS friday! *,.~-.¸ 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ya'll Getting Tired of my Spring Cards Yet?!?!? LOL

Greetings to all!  I hope ya'll are having a fAnTaStIc Thursday.  I must say that I had quite a productive day... got the house cleaned... laundry done... and now I am sitting at my scrap table! Below you'll find my latest creation along with the cutest picture of my little boy and our Yorkie, Remington.  This picture is so stinkin' cute that I just had to share! The card was made with all scraps that I had in my scrap box.   Enjoy!

The card below was entered into the following challenges:

Those are my boys!  :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy Hump Day!

Ahh, another purty day here in Fort Worth with temps reaching the mid 80's!  YAY!  This is MY kind of weather... just perfect!  Today I decided to try out my new Prismacolor keep in mind that this was my very first attempt... so go easy on me!  I've watched a gazillion tutorials and finally decided to just give it a try and get the feel for it.  Didn't turn out too bad, but still got some practicing to do!  Have a bEaUtIfuL & sunny day, ya'll!  

This card was entered into the following challenges:  

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Card entry for yet another challenge ....

Good afternoon to all my crafty friends out there!  The sun is shining here in TX and I am in quite a pleasant mood today.... then again, I HAVE been crafting!  Below is yet another Easter card that I just entered into The Outlawz 'Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenge'.  I have quite a few Easter cards to send out this year, so bear with me! :)  Have a most fAbUlOuS day! XOXO

Cut from the 'Stretch Your Imagination' cartridge at 4"

Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter Card Entered in Challenge

..•.¸¸•´¯`•.¸¸. Hello again!  Here is another card I put together today.  This card has been entered in The Outlawz 'Greetings Challenge'.  Can ya'll tell that I am feeling MUCH better today?!?! lol      Enjoy... and constructive criticism is ALWAYS welcomed!  ..•.¸¸•´¯`•.¸¸.   

'Welcome Baby' Card

Hello and happy manic Monday to all!  Today is a much better day and I am feeling more and more like myself! YAY!  That case of vertigo really kicked my behind!  I am glad that is over with and am finally able to get some crafting in today.  A couple of dear friends of mine, whom I attended high school with in Italy, just had a baby boy.... CONGRATS to Beulah & Justin!  You guessed it... the card I created today is a 'Welcome Baby' card.  I used my cricut, cuttlebug, ribbon, and sTiCkLes for this card and also incorporated some quilling (which I am extremely new to).  This card is also being entered in The Outlawz 'Calling All Lurkers Challenge'.  I hope that you all have a fAbUlOuS week and I will be back with more creations very soon (I have some catching up to do)!  
***Also,   don't forget to enter my 100 follower giveaway here!  Only 6 more days to enter... I will be drawing a winner on the morning of April 11, 2011!***

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Copic's make everything better!

I have been MIA for the past couple of days due to a bad case of vertigo (spinning of your environment while standing perfectly still... like an illusion of movement), so bad that I ended up in the emergency room Thurs evening.  This is my third episode, but I've never had it this bad!  It is the most horrible feeling and you have absolutely no control over it.  I have spent the past couple of days laying flat on my back due to my walking being impaired because of it.  The doctor's have me on a couple of prescriptions and things seem to slowly be getting better.  Yesterday was horrible, but today I'm feeling a tad bit better....I was able to take care of a few chores around the house (taking small breaks in between) and am at least functioning somewhat.

About an hour ago my lovely mail lady dropped off a ,.-~.¸*wOnDeRfUl*,.~-.¸ package at my door!  You guessed very first set of COPIC MARKERS!  YAY!  After two miserable days this totally brought my spirits up! lol!    Not sure that I will be able to try them out today, but am hoping that I will by tomorrow.  I have also signed up for Suzanne's beginner Copic class and will probably start that up once I'm 100% myself again.  Can't wait to start the class and learn all the 'Copic' tricks!  wOoT WoOt!  Here's hoping that all of my wonderful blogger friends are having a *FaBuLouS* weekend!  XOXO  Also, Don't forget to enter my 100 follower giveaway here!  Only 8 more days to enter... I will be drawing a winner on the morning of April 11, 2011! 

I know that a lot of ppl are against purchasing them in sets, but I went ahead and purchased the Papercrafting A set.  Seemed perfect for what I intend to use them for!